Magnet Schools at Goodwin College

Magnet School Administration

The magnet schools at Goodwin College have a unique administrative structure. Unlike your local public school, Connecticut River Academy and Riverside Magnet School are operated through a collaborative partnership between Goodwin College and LEARN.

LEARN

Established in 1967 by local districts, LEARN is one of the six Regional Educational Service Centers (RESC) in the state. The purpose of each RESC is to enhance the quality of education and provide solutions to identified needs through a wide range of programs and services.

LEARN currently serves numerous towns and communities in Connecticut with a student population of nearly 53,000. Through its leadership and resources and by working with schools, students, families, and other community agencies, LEARN promotes regional and statewide cooperation and provides a framework for districts to achieve their goals.

LEARN is a public, educational agency governed by a Board of Directors comprising one elected board of education member from each district. The source of funding is local districts, state contracts and grants, federal grants, and private foundations.

LEARN’s primary activities include:

Click here for more information regarding LEARN.

Goodwin College Educational Services Board

The general purpose of Goodwin College Educational Services, Inc. (GCES) is to promote quality public education and provide opportunities, support, and services to children in Goodwin College’s community and the State of Connecticut.

GCES primary activities are pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-264l(a)(2)(D), to act on behalf of Goodwin College and its Trustees in matters related to magnet schools, and in that capacity, to apply for and receive grants from the Connecticut State Department of Education for magnet schools on behalf of the College.

GCES will utilize its operating subsidiary, Goodwin College Magnet Schools, Inc., to manage the operations of the Goodwin College magnet schools.

GCES meets twice annually to conduct magnet school business. Meeting times and location will be published along with the agenda on our websites prior to each meeting. All meetings are open to the public and allow for public comment at the start of each meeting. From time to time, special meetings are required and will be published on our websites. All previous agendas and minutes are published on our websites as well.

2017 Board Regular Meeting Schedule
May 10 and September 6

Meeting – September 6, 2017

Meeting – July 24, 2017

Meeting – May 10, 2017

Meeting – September 7, 2016

Meeting – May 11, 2016

Meeting – November 11, 2015


Goodwin College Magnet School Board

The general purpose of Goodwin College Magnet Schools, Inc.(GCMS) is to support and promote quality public education. GCMS primary activities are to operate and manage Goodwin College’s magnet schools: Connecticut River Academy and Riverside Magnet School.

GCMS is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Goodwin College’s magnet schools and will engage the appropriate resources and contracted services that are necessary to operate the magnet schools. GCMS is a direct subsidiary of Goodwin College Educational Services, Inc.

The Goodwin College Magnet School, Inc. Board will be engaged in

  1. Strategic planning for all of Goodwin’s magnet school activities and magnet programs.
  2. Provide expertise in operating and managing magnet school programs and serve as a resource for other schools, starting new magnet programs.
  3. Collaborating with state and local school districts and boards of education on issues concerning magnet schools.

GCMS meets four times annually to conduct magnet school business. Meeting times and location will be published along with the agenda on our websites prior to each meeting. All meetings are open to the public and allow for public comment at the start of each meeting. From time to time, special meetings are required and will be published on our websites. All previous agendas and minutes are published on our websites as well.

2017 Board Regular Meeting Schedule
February 8, April 19, June 21 & September 20

Notice of Special Board Meeting – September 20, 2017

Notice of Special Board Meeting – July 12, 2017

Meeting – June 21, 2017
The Goodwin College Magnet schools Board of Directors meeting for June 21, 2017 has been cancelled. Meeting to be rescheduled, date TBD.

Notice of Special Board Meeting – May 10, 2017

Notice of Special Board Meeting – April 20, 2017

Meeting – April 19, 2017
The Goodwin College Magnet schools Board of Directors meeting for April 19, 2017 has been cancelled.

Meeting – February 8, 2017

Meeting – September 28, 2016

Meeting – June 22, 2016
The Goodwin College Magnet schools Board of Directors meeting for June 22, 2016 has been cancelled.

Meeting – April 20, 2016

Meeting – February 10, 2016

Meeting – November 18, 2015